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2020-03-17 Africa Subsaharan
Sweden plans to send troops, helicopters to #Mali
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Posted by Fred 2020-03-17 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6584 views ]  Top
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#1 Woohoo, allies of France!
Posted by Skidmark 2020-03-17 01:15||   2020-03-17 01:15|| Front Page Top

#2 Sweden?!? The Swedes have been very careful in their neutrality for a long time. Is the EU needing people to fill the gap left by BREXIT and coerced Sweden into this?
Posted by magpie 2020-03-17 02:05||   2020-03-17 02:05|| Front Page Top

#3 /\ Okay... The Swedes have been sending significant numbers of troops on UN Peacekeeping Missions(Sweden) for decades. An non-UN mission is different... Interesting.
Posted by magpie 2020-03-17 02:10||   2020-03-17 02:10|| Front Page Top

#4 Didn't Sweden recently restore the draft?

And agree with OrangeMan on terms for a billion-dollar plus purchase of Patriot missile defense systems?
Posted by Lex 2020-03-17 08:02||   2020-03-17 08:02|| Front Page Top

#5 Bringing back more Muzzies for Malmo?
Posted by AlanC 2020-03-17 08:08||   2020-03-17 08:08|| Front Page Top

#6 Does Greta know?
Posted by Matt 2020-03-17 08:54||   2020-03-17 08:54|| Front Page Top

#7 Vivat Carolus Rex!
Posted by Lex 2020-03-17 09:02||   2020-03-17 09:02|| Front Page Top

#8 Swedenstan fighting Muslims. A bit hypocritical. Would love to hear erby's take.
Posted by Woodrow 2020-03-17 16:49||   2020-03-17 16:49|| Front Page Top

#9 While Vikings served as mercenaries for the Byzantine court and in action against the Muslims on Byzantium's borders, they were also involved in raids on Al Andalus - Muslim-occupied Spain:
Posted by Zhang Fei 2020-03-17 20:42||   2020-03-17 20:42|| Front Page Top

#10 salting, in a manner of speaking, the Swedish armed forces with combat experience and lessons learned in real fighting might be one reason to be involved.
Lots of nations served in Iraq and Astan. See El Salvador, the Stone Platoon. Slovakia in Astan.
Posted by Richard Aubrey 2020-03-17 21:06||   2020-03-17 21:06|| Front Page Top

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